What’s good Falcons Fam? Falcons are taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and players are still battling for starting jobs and roster spots.
Here’s a few players to keep an eye on.
I’ll start with the running backs since we’re pretty much know Matt Ryan Matt Schaub’s are cemented.
Terron Ward with a strong performance last week against the Miami Dolphins, is expecting to continue his battle with Brian Hill for the 3rd roster spot. Kelvin Taylor, Jhurrel Pressley are expected to see action late in the game.
Marvin Hall a couple of mishaps in his first game against the Miami Dolphins looks to redeem himself, should see a lot of action along with Reggie Davis, Anthony Dable.
Austin Hooper, Levine Toilolo spots are certainly guaranteed. Which leaves Eric Saubert, Josh Perkins, and Dorian Griswold to battle for the last two spots.
Wes Schweitzer will have his opportunity to make an impression on the coaches to see who will win the starting right guard position. Ben Garland got the start last week versus the Miami Dolphins. Newly signed Austin Pasztor is expected to see action as well.
CJ Goodwin, Deji Olatoye, Akeem King, Janor Jones will battle it out for a roster spot…
Highlight of the game is obviously the debut of Falcons 26th overall pick Takkarist McKinley. He was held out of the first preseason game to give him extra time to recoup from off-season surgery.
What are your looking forward to seeing Fam?
Let me know your thoughts….
Falcons pick up former Cleveland Browns OL Austin Pasztor. Pasztor Pasztor started for the Cleveland Browns.
Austin Pasztor scouting report
Falcons will be back in action against Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday August 20. Coach Quinn in his presser gave updates on Devonta Freeman’s concussion status, and position battles.
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Alright Falcons Fam you can finally relax. Ian Rapoport is reporting Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has agreed to a five year extension with the Atlanta Falcons.
Falcons will pay Freeman more than half of his salary in the first three years.
The front loaded contract will allow the Falcons to potentially sign his running mate Tevin Coleman who is under contract til 2018
Final Thoughts – I wanted to know what Falcons Fans thoughts are on Devonta Freeman’s deal?
So of course I took a poll
Falcons Fam Jalen Collins has been suspended without pay for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing substances.
This is Collins second suspension. Last year he was missed 4 games for ban substance.
Collins is eligible to play in preseason games. However, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was not happy with this latest development. Had this to say on the matter.
“We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen. Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions going forward will be based on what Dan and I feel is best for the team.”
Falcons Fam, this is not mistake…. This is REAL!!! Tight end DJ Taliavea has changed his number to 74 and an offensive lineman.
Expect to see Taliavea in big sets reporting as a eligible receiver.
DOrlando Ledbetter is reporting that returner Andre Roberts is expected to miss the next day or two with an undisclosed injury.
Coach Dan Quinn gave an update on the matter.
“He is a tough guy,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “We are hopeful that he’ll possibly do some stuff tomorrow. He really wanted to go today. From a training standpoint, they wanted to do some rehab with him. “We are hopeful that he’ll (be back) in the next day or two. He had his best two days over the last couple, so I know he’s anxious to get back out there. ”
Falcons signed Roberts to 1 year deal in the off-season to be the returner.
Terrible news out of Atlanta. Second year wide receiver Devin Fuller left training camp with an apparant knee injury.
Coach Quinn after day 2 of training camp stated he didnt know the severity of the injury.
However! Ian Rapaport is reporting an MRI revealed Devin Fuller has in fact tore his ACL.
Terrible luck for Fuller who was hoping to showcase his skills for the first time since being placed on IR last season.
Former Falcons Linebacker Philip Wheeler signs with the Arizona Cards….
Im positive everyone has lost an earring, a ring, necklace or something valuable at some point in time swimming. However! Julio lost a 100,000 earring jet skiing at Lake Lanier in Atlanta.
That’s right!! 100K earring. Fans around sports have given their opinion on the matter.
ESPN Jalen Rose on Julio Jones
Here’s Mohamed Sanu thoughts on Jones losing the earring.